Available now on Apple Music, with Spotify to follow in the next week
NS Sonic the Hedgehog The 30th Anniversary Symphony has appeared on Apple Music and iTunes, with other streaming platforms coming in the next week.
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Originally performed in June as part of a series of shows taking place 30 years after the original’s release Sonic the Hedgehog Game on SEGA Genesis, Symphony saw orchestral reworking of the soundtrack throughout the years.
It has since been available to watch again on Youtube, but earlier today (September 18) it was announced that the one hour and 46 minute long event is now available to listen to via Apple Music and iTunes.
During the performance, iconic themes of levels such as Green Hill Zone, Marble Zone and Star Light Zone were broadcast.
Sonic the HedgehogK’s social media manager then confirmed that the concert would soon be available on other streaming services like Spotify, hopefully within weeks.
a heads up! I
Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony Album is now available on iTunes and Apple Music, and should be rolling out to other services soon (hopefully by next week)! pic.twitter.com/4rIRMiLjjj
— katie – minikitty (@KatieChrz) September 18, 2021
It’s not all plain-sailing for the hedgehog though. Recently Sega said that it was somewhat “premature” to reveal its next Sonic the Hedgehog Play.
Originally teased at the end of a Sonic Central livestream in May, the clip didn’t deliver much, but still, in an interview from the Japanese website 4gamer (translated by Nintendo Enthusiasts), Sonic team chief Takashi Iizuka admitted that the team may have jumped the gun on revealing the new game too soon.
“We haven’t announced a brand new action game for of sound since the series sound force, and it worried fans,” Iizuka said. “While it was a bit premature, I wanted to at least mark the 30th anniversary to announce that a new title was in development.”
Also celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sonic, J-pop band Dreams Come True (featuring musicians from) Sonic the Hedgehog Masato Nakamura on bass) recently released a new song called ‘Tsugino Seno’! D – on the Green Hill’, which not only turns the iconic theme from the original game’s first zone into a four-minute song, but also gives it the lyrics, with vocals sung by Miwa Yoshida.